Sept. 14th and 15th 2017, Dept. of History, Politics and Philosophy, MMU

Thursday Sept. 14th

08.45-09.00       Registration

09.00-10.45      Session I. Chair: Mark Sinclair

James Crombie (Université Sainte-Anne)

Thomas Reid’s Common-Sense Philosophy in the Development of Nineteenth-Century French Spiritualism

Federico Boccaccini (FNRS/Université de Liège)

Introspection, Mental Activity, Effort. French Spiritualist Psychology and its Critics

Daniel Whistler (University of Liverpool)

Eclecticism as ‘the Spirit of the Nineteenth Century’: Cousin and Schelling on Method

10.45-11.15       Coffee

11.15-13.00      Session II. Chair: Delphine Antoine-Mahut

Marco Piazza (Università Roma Tre)

Maine de Biran and Gall’s Organology

Louise Ferté (Université Picardie Jules Vernes)

Jules Simon in French Debates about Laïcité: Freedom of Conscience and Natural Religion

Lucie Rey (Université Paris-Descartes)

Enlightenment: a Political and Philosophical Issue for French nineteenth century. Pierre Leroux versus Victor Cousin

13.00-14.00       Lunch

14.00-15.30       Keynote I: Patrice Vermeren (Paris VIII). Chair: Jeremy Dunham

Joseph Ferrari: an Aristotelian Insurrection against Christianity, and the impiety of the Renaissance Conceived as a System by the Cartesians

15.30-16.00       Coffee

16.00-17.30      Session III. Chair: Mark Sinclair

Alvaro Cortina (Universidad Diego Portales / Leiden University)

Aristotle, neo-Aristotelianism and Romanticism: Intuition, hierarchy and global desire in the young Ravaisson

Delphine Antoine-Mahut (ENS Lyon)

The Broussais Effect: What French Spiritualism Owes to Medicine

Pietro Terzi (Fondazione Collegio San Carlo/Université Paris Nanterre)

Intersecting Lines: Spiritualism and Kantianism in Lachelier and Boutroux

20.00                Conference Dinner. Home, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester,

M15 4FN

Friday Sept. 15th

09.00-10.45      Session IV. Chair: Delphine Antoine-Mahut

Tullio Viola (Humboldt Universität)

Ravaisson and Peirce on Habit and Contingency

Denise Vincenti (Università di Pisa)

Félix Ravaisson and Nineteenth-Century Medicine. Mental Alienation and the Question of the Self


11.15-13.00      Session V. Chair: Daniel Whistler

Catherine Dromelet (Università Rome 3)

Léon Dumont: les effets du plaisir dans la théorie de l’action et de l’habitude

Jeremy Dunham (University of Durham)

Renouvier and James against the Spiritualists: Pragmatism, Phenomenism, and Voluntarism

Samuel Lézé (ENS Lyon)

The “Inner Speech” Controversy. Charcot against Egger

13.00-14.00       Lunch

14.00-15.30       Keynote II: Pierre-Francois Moreau (ENS Lyon). Chair: Mark Sinclair

The Life of Victor Cousin as Seen by Jules Simon:  Philology as the Guarantor and the Weak Point of Philosophy

16.00-17.30      Session VI. Chair: Mark Sinclair

Giuseppe Bianco (Universidade de Sao Paulo)

What was Serious Philosophy for the Young Bergson? Philosophy and the Sciences of the Psyche around 1880

Yaron Wolf (University of Oxford/ENS Paris)

Ideas in Movement: Bergson’s Critique of Associationism

Hector Ramos (DePaul University)

An Élan of the Heart: The Relation between Philosophy and Mysticism in Bergson’s Thought